336dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Terrific Trinidad & Tobago thrash Somerset

A charged-up Trinidad & Tobago opened their campaign in style, demolishing Somerset, and the county side's net-run rate, with a big win at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Z de Bruyn
43(39) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 3 6 0 9 7 11 6
D Ramdin
D Ramdin
39(39) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 7 5 9 8 2 7

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4
M0
R23
W4
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CM Willoughby
O4
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 2 Wkts | Somst: 106/10 (45 runs required, RR: 5.30)

  • Zander de Bruyn43 (39b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-23-4
  • Ravi Rampaul3-0-14-0

It's been an overwhelming victory for T&T. Somerset didn't have any momentum during the chase and never looked like they had a chance. The T&T spinners smothered the batsmen and wickets fell regularly as well. Bravo was exceptional, taking 4 for 23. The 44-run victory has ensured that T&T have an extremely healthy run-rate. They go to the top of the group and have one foot in the next round. They will need to be beaten very heavily by Deccan to crash out.

One down and one to go, Bangalore take on Otago at 8.00pm local time in what is a knockout match for both teams. The toss will be at half past seven. Join Cricinfo's assistant editor Andrew McGlashan for the pre-match discussion here. Send your questions for him in to chatterbox@cricinfo.com. See you there ...

19.6
W
DJ Bravo to Willoughby, OUT, and that is that! Bravo hits the top of the stumps after Willoughby swings wildly and misses, he takes off on a celebratory run and his team-mates rush towards him

CM Willoughby b DJ Bravo 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5
0
DJ Bravo to Willoughby, no run, he has a swing outside off stump and misses

Willoughby is the new batsman, the last batsman.

19.4
W
DJ Bravo to Waller, OUT, Waller tries that cheeky chip shot again by moving outside off stump, he misses again and this time he loses off stump

MTC Waller b DJ Bravo 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

19.3
1
DJ Bravo to de Bruyn, 1 run, played to deep midwicket for one more

Massive cheer from the crowd as the Bangalore Royal Challengers make their way around the outfield.

19.2
2
DJ Bravo to de Bruyn, 2 runs, full ball driven firmly towards the bowler, it deflects off the boot towards long off and the batsmen run a risky second, the throw is poor
19.1
4
DJ Bravo to de Bruyn, FOUR runs, short ball and de Bruyn pulls towards wide long on where Pollard misfields and allows Somerset four more runs

It's academic but Somerset need 52 runs off the last over.

Somerset 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
13JL LangerME Trescothick
13JL LangerC Kieswetter
2JL LangerZ de Bruyn
24Z de BruynAV Suppiah
17Z de BruynPD Trego
0Z de BruynJC Hildreth
5Z de BruynBJ Phillips
22Z de BruynAC Thomas
10Z de BruynMTC Waller
0Z de BruynCM Willoughby